We Investigate Fires, Explosions, Boats/Yachts, Forensic, Product Liability cases and More

Fire / Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. has been providing technical investigations world wide for Government, Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers and the Legal Profession since July of 1981.

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WHAT TYPE OF INVESTIGATIONS CAN WE PROVIDE?

Commercial & Residential Structures & Vehicles

Commercial, Residential Structures & Vehicles - House fire and firemen photo

Product Failure Analysis & Forensic Specializiation

Failure Analysis, Product Failure and Forensic Specialization - photo of elecrical switches

Marine & Underwater Investigations & Security Programs

Marine Investigations and Security Programs

What level of Experience and Expertise do we offer?

We have a very diverse team of Investigators and Experts;  4 Engineers, and others to consult and investigate for: mechanical, structural, electrical, construction failure analysis and fire protection engineering.

Much of the experience and skill of our field of Technical Experts and Fire Experts owe their acquired expertise to their prior and current work with NASA.

Have you ever wondered what caused the  Space Shuttle Challenger to explode? Our Metallurgical Engineer did the failure analysis of the Solid Rocket Motors, Delta. He also did the failure analysis of two Atlas Centaur unmanned rockets and other failure analysis for NASA.

If you ever looked at some of the awesome pictures/videos of the rockets and space shuttles then you probably saw some of our Videographer’s work. He has won two Emmys and one Cleo for his cinematography and program editing.

Our lead Investigator for Fires, Explosions and other type investigations, and the founder of F/RC, Captain Walter Godfrey, started out INVESTIGATING with Pinkerton’s Detective Agency, in Charlotte, N.C.,  and also did Management Training & Fire Investigations.

He was also an AGENT, for Legislative Security, State of Florida providing Security of House, Senate and Capitol Buildings, Legislative personnel, and duties also included bomb threat evacuation and bomb disposal techniques.

Additionally, Capt. Godfrey was DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHALL, State of Florida for over 2 years.

You can see the team/resumes of the experts here.

Scroll down, to see the list of Who some of our Client Types are, that we serve,  For an exhaustive list (but not limited to) of specific types of cases we do, view them here.

Who or Client Type

Who our Investigations are provided for:

  • Property Insurers
  • Casualty Insurers
  • Marine Insurers
  • Manufacturers
  • Governments
  • Lloyds & companies market
  • Personal Injury and Death Cases both Defense & Plaintiff
  • The Legal Profession including but not limited to:
    • Personal Injury and Death Cases both Defense & Plaintiff
    • Criminal Arson/Murder cases both Defense & Prosecution
    • Civil Arson Wrongful Death cases

Failure-Analysis-n-Forensic-Product-LiabilityWe also provide complete Failure Analysis & Other Services with top Forensic Engineers & Forensic Technicians:

  • Electrical
  • Metallurgical
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Aerospace
  • Computer Fire Modeling
  • Accredited Laboratory for Chemical Analysis
  • Forensic Photography
  • Forensic Video

We don’t stop with the Investigation,  we follow through with the Failure Analysis &  Preparation for the Courtroom, and Expert Witness Testimony, to bring your case home.  See the 3 areas below:

FIRE / RECONSTRUCTION SERVICES OFFERED

Investigations
Flame Vector Analysis and Other Analysis
Expert Witness in the Courtroom

Scales of Justice

OUR EXPERTISE AND THE ISSUE OF EXPERIENCE

We are well informed with knowledge involving subrogation cases. As a matter of record, Fire / Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. started educating insurance companies regarding subrogation for years on the importance and proper way to handle evidence and avoid spoliation issues. Without the proper handling of evidence you will never have a successful subrogation case.

Fire / Reconstruction Consultants has been doing subrogation cases and has educated our accounts on the benefits of subrogation since 1981.

Moreover, throughout the years Fire / Reconstruction Consultants has represented many manufacturers for example; State Industries, Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, Hamilton Beach and GE.

WORLDWIDE & UNITED STATES  COAST TO COAST

Fire / Reconstruction Consultants, Inc. has been providing technical investigations world wide for Marine, Property, Casualty Insurers, Manufacturers and the Legal Profession since July of 1981 with special emphasis on marine fires and explosions (Worldwide) and Personal Injury and Death Cases both Defense & Plaintiff. (from coast to coast in the U.S.) Additionally, our success with Personal Injury/Death cases has elevated the recognition of our expertise in this area in both the investigation and in the courtroom.

CERTIFICATIONS

National Fire Protection Association Member - Logo

National Fire Protection Association Member

National Association of Fire Investigators Certification - Logo

National Association of Fire Investigators Certification & Instructor – Board member since 1985

Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators - Logo

Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator

Florida Board of Certified Investigators - Logo

Florida Board of Certified Investigators

100 Ton - United States Coast Guard - Licensed Captain - Logo

U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Licensed Captain

Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist - Logo

National Board Certified Anti Terrorism Specialist

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data."

Arthur Conan Doyle